In the early hours of Sunday morning, the SAPS were given a tip-off that a renowned Nigerian night club in Sandton, Black Door, was operating and breaking the law.
The tip-off came after the Nigerian owner posted videos on Instagram of the partying that was taking place after 12 am. Bheki Cele and his team arrived at the scene around 2 am to discover that the club had contravened the COVID-19 regulations.
Speaking to the media Bheki Cele said they were more than 300 people inside the club, no social distancing was observed and none of them wore a mask. The police then confiscated all the expensive alcohol from the night club as a punishment for defying the 12:00 AM curfew.
You can have a look at the below videos:
Scenes inside the #Blackdoor lounge in Sandton, It is one of several establishments shutdown by @SAPoliceService in the early hours of this morning for operating after 12h00am and during #Level 1 Lockdown. This club was also packed beyond capacity and many had no masks. pic.twitter.com/uEXNGezNpG
— Lirandzu Themba (@LirandzuThemba) October 25, 2020
@JoburgMPD together with SAPS have officially shut down Blackdoor Lifestyle Lounge in Sandton as they were operating after midnight . Over 300 patrons were found, physical distance was not maintained. In addition, they couldn’t produce a liquor licence #WeServeJoburg #OkaeMolao pic.twitter.com/FNDF5TJNK5
— Geoff Makhubo (@GeoffMakhubo) October 24, 2020
Police Minister Bheki Cele explains why the #BlackDoor nightclub in Sandton was raided by @SAPoliceService in the early hours of Sunday morning. The owner of the club will be charged with contravention of the Disaster Management Act. pic.twitter.com/WQafjYOYCI
— Lirandzu Themba (@LirandzuThemba) October 24, 2020
Imagine you hear sirens and you think the DJ is lining up Mrs Officer but it’s actually Bheki Cele outside 😭
— ling (@NalediSekoto) October 24, 2020
— Alex Reporter (@AlexReporterZA) October 25, 2020